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Poster: Lum Edwards Date: Jan 17, 2010 7:19am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Sir Matthew, No need to ask permission to change your review, the only thing I ask is only one review per person. More will be uploaded in a few days, I encoded 4 shows last night and found out 3 of them are beyond the season 2 ep 35 cutoff. Darn!

Mike D.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jan 17, 2010 4:41pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

OK, thanks.

I'd also like to note that, when I write things like:

SPOILERS!!


SPOILERS!!


Spoilers!!
Spoilers!!
SPOILERS!
Myers!!


It is a slight joke; Spoilers is a retail store I used to visit, so after posting the "Spoilers" warning, I then post the name of another retail store as a slight joke ("Target", "Kmart", "Myers", etc)

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 17, 2010 4:58pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Hooray for K-Mart! (At least the K-Mart I knew in the '60s and '70s, when it was a pretty cool place and just about the only major discount chain in the US, other than Zayre's.)

Good grief, does anyone remember Zayre's?

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 17, 2010 5:43pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

I remeber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 17, 2010 5:56pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

I don't remember a whole lot about Zayre's, I think there was only one in my area, while there were 3 or 4 K-Marts within a half-hour's driving distance. I seem to recall some kind of scandal about their finances before they closed. I'll have to look it up.

My favorite stores were really the 5 & 10 stores, but those seemed to go out with the '60s. I could easily spend an afternoon at Kresge's, have a grilled cheese and a soda, grab some candy and a comic book, and still take the bus home from the store with change left from my dollar.

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 17, 2010 6:12pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Ah, happy days. I remember going into Kresge's buying a NICHEL coke and a hotdog for the total price of 30 cents!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(late 1950's early 1960's)

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 17, 2010 6:53pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Yep, I can remember seeing ZOTZ! in 1962 at a kiddie matinee for ten cents. Those were the days.

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 17, 2010 8:14pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Cosmico;
I can top that, I remember seeing on Saturday(get this)Pepsi day. Because the theater and most of the deep south town (in this case, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)would let any kid see: Coming attractions,two cartoons, a chapter serial, and two movies all for twenty or thirty bottle caps of Pepsi Cola.
This didn't happen every Saturday just once a month and Pepsi Cola was only a nickel then. So each kid consumed at
at least 1.35 of cola or bummed around trash or garbage cans to get his quota of bottle tops for that special Saturday.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 17, 2010 9:51pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

That's one thing I don't remember; collecting bottle tops! But I did collect empty soda bottles to turn in at 2 cents each to pay for penny candy and comic books, back when comics sold for 10 cents each. I was shocked when they jacked them up to 12 cents in 1962. You and I must be around the same age.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jan 18, 2010 11:00am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

My mother remembers collecting bottles for cash. She also remembers (and this is something I doubt anyone here knows about, since most on here are American and she is Australian) when the Australian currency was completely changed from pounds to dollars in the mid-1960s, and how a dollar got less candy than a pound.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jan 18, 2010 2:22pm
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I remember getting angry and boycotting the comic book industry when the cover price went up to astronomical figure of 20 cents. Who'd have thought it would make the youngest consumer advocate? And about the same time I remember my disappointment when I sent in my Crush bottle caps and waiting for a month only to get a letter from them saying they weren't taking them anymore. Nothing worse than being a disillusioned 10-year-old! Of course, things are different now, the cover price for a comic book being $3.99 and some bottle caps now offer a free music download.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 18, 2010 2:44pm
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All of my comic books are gone now, but when I did have a collection it was quite huge, mostly from the late 50s to early or mid 60s. Then comics became "relevant" around 1966 or 67, and I lost all interest. All I have now are a few hardcover reprints of some early Marvel comics.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jan 18, 2010 8:08pm
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Too bad you don't still have them. Most comics from that time are now pretty valuable. I've somehow managed to keep a lot of what I bought as a kid. They will be sold by my wife when I croak.

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Poster: John Quigley Date: Jan 19, 2010 8:59am
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My Parents remember when we changed from traditional denominations to decimalisation in 1971 here in jolly old England. They hated it because half a penny was now worth 0.208p, so they got less with their pocket money!

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 18, 2010 11:02am
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I'm a little bit older.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jan 17, 2010 5:24pm
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Wasn't alive then, but I saw some old Zayre commercials on YouTube. Amazingly better than the latest ads for say, "Target", "Kmart" or "David Jones". (Mind you, as I've noted before, I live in a country with a media so weak, that even New Zealand has more choice!)

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 17, 2010 5:53pm
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Thanks for the info about the Zayre's ad on YouTube, I'll look it up. K-Mart was my first job out of high school, and since I was the only person with a strong voice, they had me doing all the "Blue Light Special" announcements in the store. So I laughed myself silly when Michael Keaton popped up in BEETLEJUICE saying "Attention, K-Mart Shoppers!"

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Jan 18, 2010 10:22am
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K-mart was my first job in high-school. I started as a cashier, then moved up to "Icee Bear", then moved to announcer. "Attention K-mart Shoppers. There is no smoking permitted in the store, with the exception of the grill area only. We appreciate your assistance, and as always, thank you for shopping at K-mart!"

You'd figure after 30+ years, I'd get that thing out of my head.

We also had other stores in the Kansas City area when I was growing up... Venture and Woolco. Oh, and Spartan Atlantic.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 18, 2010 2:33pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Somewhere I have a bunch of photos and Super-8 films from my K-Mart days. None from the company parties or picnics, though, fortunately. Ha!

And remember...TYFSAK!